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Revolutionary Girl Utena 

Shôjo kakumei Utena (original title)
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A tomboyish schoolgirl finds herself forced into repeated duels for another girl who has a role in a world revolution.
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Series cast summary:
...  Nanami Kiryuu 1 episode, 1997
...  Wakaba Shinohara 1 episode, 1997
Sharon Becker ...  Anthy Himemiya 1 episode, 1997
...  Miki Kaoru 1 episode, 1997
...  Dios / ... 1 episode, 1997
Yuriko Fuchizaki ...  Anthy Himemiya 1 episode, 1997
...  Female Teacher / ... 1 episode, 1997
...  Miki Kaoru 1 episode, 1997
Yuka Imai ...  Touga's mother / ... 1 episode, 1997
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...  Touga Kiryuu 1 episode, 1997
...  Kyôichi Saionji 1 episode, 1997
...  Chuchu / ... 1 episode, 1997
...  Chu-Chu / ... 1 episode, 1997
...  Jury Arisugawa 1 episode, 1997
Dan Olk ...  Kyôichi Saionji 1 episode, 1997
...  Nanami Kiryû 1 episode, 1997
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This series is about a girl called Utena who was helped in a difficult time by a handsome prince. She was so impressed with him that she vowed to become a prince herself. She is attending a boarding school where she stands out with her gender bending ways and boy's uniform and makes friends with other students in school, most notably a bizarrely submissive Indian girl called Anthy. When one of her friends is publicly humiliated by her crush, Utena protests and is called out on a duel by the boy at a bizarre arena. With some difficulty, she wins and finds that Anthy is now "engaged" to her as the "Rose Bride" that is the key to a world revolution. Now, she finds herself forced to fight repeated challengers for Anthy, face similar rivalries in her personal life and tries to help Anthy gain some will of her own. All the while, the duels she must fight are leading her to a goal of world revolution that has implications she is not yet aware of. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Trivia

The re-release booklet featured art for an early design for Touga with short blond hair, and depicted Saionji with glasses and short green hair. See more »

Goofs

In episode 8, the thick white stripe on the bottom of Nanami's skirt disappears when she is hugging Touga. It re-appears in the other scenes. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Shiori Takatsuki: Believe in miracles and they will know your feelings.
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Referenced in Evil Easter III: The Final Easter (2013) See more »

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Rinbu - Revolution
by Masami Okui (eps 1-38) (Opening Theme)
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to put it in the most simple terms i can, Shoujo Kakumei Utena is among the best anime to ever come along. Whilst I'll admit many people could never understand it, let alone like it, any fan of anime in general has to give this series a chance. From the overall surrealism to the bits of sexual innuendo, this series delivers an intriguing world of roses, swords, roses, stopwatches, roses, princes, and did i mention roses? Images of death and hope fill the series. The characters are a wide range of personalities, all linked to these duels(and thus the End(s) of the World) in some way or another. The imagery is ongoing, and sometimes even takes me a second, third, even fourth watching to get it all(well, to get most of it, some of the series I believe is meant to never FULLY be understood.), and I dont usually need to see anything more than twice to catch it all. While not for everyone, fans of deeper, even more provocative series' will find Shoujo Kakumei Utena a very entertaining anime series.


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